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JMT Technology Group is headed to the Delmarva GIS Conference once again! Happening on May 1-2, 2024, at the Hyatt Palace in Dewey Beach, DE, we’ll be exhibiting and presenting on a variety of topics from field attribution to virtual reality. You won’t want to miss this! Visit our booth to say hi, play games, and win prizes!

Check out our presentations below:

Route Validation App | Sean Lain

The City of Philadelphia Streets Department reviews and approves hauling permits for freight transported within the City limits. Since the City reviews thousands of permits per year, it sought a way to reduce frequency of communications with applicants for route clarifications.

JMT and the Streets Department enhanced the existing comprehensive bridge geodatabase with all navigable bridges in the City. A GIS-based route validation application was created to allow hauling permit applicants to construct the route while providing validation and warning messages when inappropriate streets are selected due to clearance and/or weight restrictions. This increases the speed and accuracy of the permitting review process by standardizing how each route is created. Validation mitigates the risk of freight being hauled on a route with prohibitive restrictions. Administrative functionality allows staff to review, modify, and approve routes.

This talk is about how the route validation app helps the City improve the hauling permit review process. It includes an overview of the bridge geodatabase and Esri-based map interface serving as the main component of the app.

Using Virtual Reality Tools | Maria Martin

Virtual and augmented reality tools (AR, MR - mixed reality or XR - extended reality) in GIS and engineering are evolving to make it easier to use in AEC, building construction, 3D scanning and reality capture, and GIS data collection. Designs, as-builts, and models can be brought on-site and visualized in the field in a 1:1 scale providing interactive analysis not capable from viewing these same datasets conventionally.

JMT is exploring these tools (iTwins.js, vGIS and GeoBIM) and how they can better serve AEC projects. For instance, vGIS is a leading AR/MR solution and 2023 ESRI Partner Conference Award recipient for innovation. It aggregates and transforms spatial data (BIM, GIS, and LIDAR) onto a view frame of your mobile device. Through integration with high-res GPS, data is accurately juxtaposed onto your screen simply by pointing your device at the project area.

This AR/VR tour explores the benefits and possibilities that AR tools can offer to the GIS and AEC industry. We will discuss various use cases like utility conflict detection, as-built development / confirmation, clash detection and project documentation providing key learnings and best practice tips.

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